Tomato processing

Tomatoes are used in countless food products, involving many different types of processing. Alfa Laval provides solutions to efficiently handle and process tomatoes into various products, such as tomato paste, tomato puree, tomato sauce etc. Alfa Laval's tomato processing solutions are aimed at helping to maximize yield, reduce waste, and maintain the nutritional and sensory qualities of tomato-based products.

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Watch how Alfa Laval partnered in the journey of a Start-up in Agro & Food Processing sector that contributed to the increased income of farmers


Alfa Laval is thrilled to have partnered with FrutX, a dynamic startup in the Agro & Food processing space located in Central India. With the inception of the idea of this Start-up, the visionary entrepreneurs Shashank Bhadora and Utkarsh Gupta worked closely with around 800 Farmers to help them triple the yield of Tomatoes. This collaborative effort with Farmers resulted in a significant increase of several fold in the income levels of associated Farmers. 


The Start-up “FrutX Industries” ensures to buy the entire produce from the farmers and process it into Tomato pulp & puree for supply to domestic as well as markets of Europe & Middle East. 

Alfa Laval joined hands with the young entrepreneurs and gave an idea to process multiple fruits & vegetables by building a versatile Fruit & Vegetable Processing facility which would primarily process Tomato and other Fruits like Guava, Papaya, Amla, Mango, Chilli & Tamarind. This has resulted in the Processing unit being fully operational for more than 300 days in the 1st year after commencing the production. FrutX is now having their Order books overflowing with orders to fully book production capacity of their Production unit for next 3 years.

Advantages Of Alfa Laval Tomato Processing Lines 

  • Versatile in capacity lines: ability to handle from small to large quantities of incoming product (from 100tonnes/24 to 600 tones/24) with one single line for tomato paste. 

  • Flexible and multipurpose lines: it is possible to process different fruits in the same process line, Alfa Laval has delivered 11 different kinds of fruits and vegetables in same line.

  • Delicate treatment: minimum thermal stress on the product due to low temperatures in the evaporator.

  • Sustainable Performance: Long uninterrupted production cycles, Maximum yield thanks to a minimum production waste, Water saving efficient technology. 

  • Service Backup: Alfa Laval has highly trained service engineers placed in different regions in addition to the online monitoring system which ensures continuous production.


The STERITHERM VLA is a pre-assembled skid-mounted process module for the sterilization of fruit and vegetable puree’s single strength or concentrate. The module is connected to aseptic filler and/or aseptic tanks. It is capable of matching variations in filler demand and offers accurate control at all times of pasteurization parameters to ensure consistent, accurate and uniform product treatment.



Alfa Laval has a versatile evaporator designed for concentration of a wide range of viscous fruit Juices. The concentration is done under vacuum by heating, the product with specially designed calandria and flashed vessel in a highly efficient cyclone separators. The product is not boil inside the heat exchanger.

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